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Roanoke Island Flood Report to be Presented

Water is being pumped from a flooded house in northern Roanoke Island  in July 2018. Photo: Outer Banks Voice

MANTEO — The community can hear at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 the results of the Roanoke Island Drainage Analysis Report performed after a deluge last summer caused extensive flooding in northern Roanoke Island.

The Dare County Board of Commissioners requested North Carolina Department of Transportation to perform an analysis of drainage issues following 11 days of heavy rainfall in July 2018. NCDOT commissioned Moffatt & Nichol consulting firm to complete the engineering study of drainage issues.

The county spent $50,000 to have 1.5 million gallons of water pumped from affected properties and the North Carolina Forest Service pumped an additional 1.4 million gallons of water from the area, according to the county.

Dare County commissioners and staff will be present at the meeting Sept. 23 in the commissioners’ meeting room adjacent to the County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo.

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